The media landscape on climate change is growing every day. With so many places a climate-conscious news consumer can get information, like the New York Times’ Climate Hub, these two communications interns thought it would be good to offer a sampling of where C2ES staff turn for non-traditional media on climate change. We curated a list of our staff recommendations; check them out below.
Verena Radulovic, C2ES’s Vice President on Corporate Engagement, recommends you check out The Energy Gang Podcast. This podcast discusses the nuances, challenges, and opportunities for moving to a clean energy future. The hosts do not always hold the same views on clean energy issues, exciting debates often lead to nuanced understandings of the issues. The podcast titled “How Do We Decarbonize the Food System?” correlates with other work being done to reduce food and agriculture’s carbon footprint.
Warm Regards Podcast is hosted by paleoecologist Dr. Jacquelyn Gill and biologist Dr. Rameh Laungani and explores many different aspects of climate change including climate communication, policy, and science. C2ES’s Intern Emilie Sinkler says that, “as a climate scientist interning with the Resilience group, [she] particularly enjoyed ‘Adapting and Moving in a Warming World, with Beth Gibbons and Dr. Jola Ajibade’ which touched on the ways that climate data is used to build more resilient communities for our climate changed future.”
C2ES’s Director of Sustainability and Engagement, Amy Bailey, recommends this podcast from Greentech Media. The Interchange’s weekly podcast covers the global energy transformation through technology, markets, financials, mergers, and policy changes. If you like their EV coverage, sign up for C2ES’s EV Friday newsletters, and learn about our research.
Plastic, plastic, plastic. This podcast recommendation comes from C2ES’s Associate Policy Fellow, Christina Cilento. She says the podcasts’ episodes discuss the many linkages between plastic production and current efforts to decarbonize the manufacturing sector
Gimlet Media’s How to Save a Planet podcast scours the globe for the best and most meaningful climate solutions to our crisis. This podcast, recommended by C2ES’s Communications Intern Gabriela Knutson, is solutions-oriented and celebrates ways to solve the climate crisis.
Kaveh Guilanpour, former climate negotiator and current C2ES Vice President of International Strategies, recommends Outrage + Optimism. This podcast discusses the very real threat of climate change, the actions the global community is taking that gives cause for hope, and the challenges and outrage that spark action. Kaveh mentions that it is hosted by Christiana Figueres, who “played a key role in drafting the Paris Agreement,” and that the podcast brings on “great and inspiring guests that are key influencers on climate change.”
C2ES’s Associate Director of International Strategies, Jennifer Huang, suggests this biennial magazine aimed at exploring the intersection of climate and culture. It is written by “adventurers, creatives, and journalists dedicated to pioneering progress around the world.” Atmos also published an article on the Biden Administration’s climate actions, which discusses important policies, like rejoining the Paris Agreement and updating standards for the social cost of carbon.
C2ES’s Director of Communications, Alec Gerlach, recommends NASA’s Vital Signs of the Planet Webpage. He says the climate pollution measurement featured on the website is directly related to climate impacts. “It’s been a powerful statistic in demonstrating the ongoing challenge before us to take ambitious measures today to protect our communities and economic potential,” Alec says.
Senior Communications Manager Marty Niland has professionally known David Roberts, the author and publisher of this newsletter/website/podcast for more than a decade. Roberts’ twice-weekly multi-media product offers in-depth coverage of clean energy and politics. A weekly, free edition offers a deep dive on research, political developments, or technology and a paid ($60 per year) edition features weekly news and shorter pieces on a range of topics. Volts’ recent podcast outlines lessons learned from the recent Texas winter storm and power outages.
It has become clear that now more than ever that it is critical to center racial justice as we work to address climate change. Laura Brush, C2ES’s Resilience fellow, recommends you explore the work of the Greenlining Institute around climate justice. Their recently released guide on incorporating equity into resilience and adaptation can help resilience practitioners and policymakers apply an equity lens to their work.
Philip Horowitz, C2ES’s Communications Intern, recommends you check out the YouTube channel Our Changing Climate. The channel focuses on how human activities impact the environment in which we live. Their content investigates a broad range of topics from why electric vehicles have been slow to take off (check out our EV Fridays on Twitter) to the challenges that face renewable energy deployment. Check out C2ES’s content on electric vehicles and renewable energy here.
C2ES’s Communications Intern, Gabriela Knutson recommends this award-winning short documentary and the following environmental film as well. Lowland Kids is a powerful film about the United States’ first climate refugees, which puts human faces on the scientific messages of climate change and erosion.
An environmental documentary, available on YouTube, that is approximately one-third doom-and-gloom and two-thirds wide-eyed optimism. Travel the world in the documentary to meet climate change “warriors” that are irresolute in their fight against global warming.
This seminal text on climate solutions by Paul Hawken is recommended by C2ES’s Verena Radulovic. She says this book “provides a comprehensive look at many cross-cutting and cross-sectoral approaches to significantly reducing GHG emissions to advance decarbonization.”
C2ES President Bob Perciasepe recommends you read All We Can Save, an anthologized collection of stories from 60 women at the forefront of the climate crisis. After reading this, Bob “felt as optimistic as [he] ever has that we can make the needed progress to avoid the worst, while protecting the most vulnerable.” Bob also recommends following the editors, Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine Keeble Wilkinson, on Twitter.
“Achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and net zero emissions will require transformation of every aspect of the economy and society. Through the centuries many wise people have said that to transform the world, you have to transform yourself first.” says Kaveh Guilanpour, C2ES’s Vice President of International Strategies. He admits the book, written by David R. Loy, may be a bit “out there,” but likes how it explores our personal responses to the ecological crisis.
Informational Instagram pages
- Climate Reality
- Climate in Colour
- Climate Central
Now, that’s enough of the educational media…
Here are some of Philip and Gabriela’s favorite meme pages on Instagram: